Minimally Invasive Surgeries

Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology

OBGYNs located in New Albany, MS

Because of breakthrough advancements in surgical techniques and equipment over the years, you can undergo most gynecologic surgeries with minimally invasive options. Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology in New Albany, Mississippi, offers many types of minimally invasive surgeries and in-office procedures, so you can recover quicker and get back to doing the things you enjoy. Find out more by booking a surgical consultation online or by calling the office to schedule a visit.

Minimally Invasive Surgery Q & A

Why would I need a minimally invasive surgery?

In most cases, surgery of any kind is the absolute last resort. Surgery should only be consider once conservative therapies have proven ineffective, or if you have a condition that isn’t treatable with nonsurgical options. Your OB/GYN may recommend a minimally invasive surgery to treat:

  • Endometriosis
  • Ovarian cysts
  • Ectopic pregnancy
  • Pelvic organ prolapse
  • Uterine fibroids or polyps
  • Miscarriage (as with a dilation and curettage or D&C procedure)

You may even need a minimally invasive procedure to remove your uterus, cervix, ovaries, or fallopian tubes — a partial or total hysterectomy — which is a common intervention if you develop cancer in your reproductive organs. 

Minimally invasive surgeries can be diagnostic, too. For instance, if your doctor can’t confirm a diagnosis with an ultrasound or another type of image, they may recommend a minimally invasive procedure to go in and get a closer look at your reproductive organs so they can make the necessary repairs.

What are the benefits of minimally invasive surgery?

The team of board-certified OB/GYNs at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology specializes in laparoscopic surgeries. This minimally invasive procedure involves making at least 2-3 small incisions — while you’re under local or general anesthesia — and inserting a thin tube with a camera at the end into one incision, then surgical tools into the surrounding incisions.

Your dedicated OB/GYN watches a monitor, which gathers a live feed from the laparoscope, so they can make repairs and remove tissues. Because your OB/GYN uses a few small incisions, they won’t have to cut into too many structures, which results in faster recovery and less postoperative pain. Minimally invasive procedures are also beneficial because you:

  • Can often go home the same day
  • Have little to no scarring afterward
  • Have a lower risk of bleeding and surgical error

The highly skilled team at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology also offers several types of in-office procedures, including endometrial ablation to treat heavy bleeding or MyoSure® tissue removal (myomectomy) to remove fibroids and polyps. The practice even offers in-office diagnostic and operative hysteroscopy procedures to remove scar tissue or abnormal growths. 

How long does it take to recover from minimally invasive surgery?

Your dedicated OB/GYN at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology counsels you about your postoperative care before your procedure, so you know how to prepare for your recovery period.

For minor minimally invasive surgeries, including in-office procedures and diagnostic laparoscopies, you may feel some soreness for just a few days. But usually, you can return to most of your regular activities within a couple of weeks.

If you need a more complex minimally invasive procedure, such as a hysterectomy, you need to give yourself at least a week or two to rest and relax at home. In this case, a full recovery can take 4-8 weeks. 

Book your minimally invasive surgery evaluation at Advanced Obstetrics & Gynecology online today. You can also call the clinic to speak with a team member to find out more information.